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Indoor Cycling Bust

Remember when I talked a few weeks ago about starting to train for a couple of spring cycling events? Well, I’m not really feeling motivated to ride inside and have been pretty pathetic with time spent on the bike. I’m sure I’ll pay the price of under-training when those early biking events don’t go the way I’d like, but I’m sure I’ll at least have fun riding with my friends. Perhaps I’ll just let it go and enjoy the ride for the sake of riding and not constantly be checking my average speed on my Garmin (affiliate link) while hoping to beat last year’s time. Naw, who am I kidding, I’m so competitive with myself that’ll never happen!


Overview of the Week

Before discussing each day’s workouts, here’s an overview of my workouts from this past week. Scroll beyond the infographic for daily details…



Walking: 2 miles
• Average pace: 14:29
• Start time: 5:20 PM
• Location: basement
• Weather: 66°
• What I wore: capris and s/s shirt

I multitasked by walking on my treadmill (affiliate link) while chatting with my mom on the phone.



Strength training : 1 hour of total body

I’m a huge fan of walking lunges and had been doing them regularly (3 times a week) for years until I suspected they were aggravating my wonky SI joint. Back in the fall I added them back in one day a week and do two sets of 30 lunges, alternating legs. These days I mix it up with walking lunges, forward lunges, reverse lunges, and side lunges, doing some type of lunge three days a week and it seems to be working.



Cycling: 10 miles
• Average speed: 17.5 MPH
• Bike: Life Fitness Lifecycle Spin
• Surface: N/A
• Elevation gain: N/A
• Start time: 6:28 AM
• Location: basement
• Weather: 64°
• What I wore: bike shorts and jog bra

Running: 5K
• Average pace: 9:27
• Start time: 7:58 AM
• Location: neighborhood circle
• Weather: 48° and cloudy
• What I wore: shorts, s/s shirt, gloves, and ear warmer headband

Foam rolling: 10 minutes

Stretching: 10 minutes

I multitasked by working out on my spin bike (affiliate link) while doing a makeup session with a client. After giving my legs a little rest, I headed outside to run before the forecasted rain hit our area.



Strength training : 1 hour of total body

Walking: 2 miles
• Average pace: 17:51
• Start time: 5:44 PM
• Location: neighborhood circle
• Weather: 55° and breezy
• What I wore: capris, s/s shirt, and nylon shell

When my husband suggested that we go for a walk before dinner, I jumped at the chance to enjoy the warm weather; however, once we stepped outside we were shocked that the temps had dropped about 15 degrees in the last half hour.



Running: 5K
• Average pace: 9:26
• Start time: 6:40 AM
• Location: neighborhood circle
• Weather: 34° (feels like 28°) and cloudy with a few spits of sleet
• What I wore: capris, s/s shirt, nylon shell, gloves, mittens, and ear warmer headband

Foam rolling: 10 minutes

Stretching: 10 minutes

With a wintery mix in the forecast, I wanted to run before it hit and before the streets and trails potentially got covered with ice.



Strength training : 1 hour of total body

Stretching: 15 minutes



Walking: 5K
• Average pace: 14:30
• Start time: 4:05 PM
• Location: neighborhood circle
• Weather: 45° (feels like 42°) and overcast
• What I wore: capris, s/s shirt, sweatshirt, gloves, and visor


Last Week’s Blog Posts

In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, here’s what you missed…


  • • What’s your opinion on using indoor cardio equipment? Do you love it or hate it? ~ I’m grateful I have it as an option, but would almost always prefer to be outside with the exceptions being dangerously high wind and ice.
  • • Are you experiencing winter or spring-like weather where you live?
  • • Did you run in a race this weekend?


And that’s my rundown… Have a great week!




I’m linking up with Deborah at Confessions of a Mother Runner and Kim from Running on the Fly for their Weekly Run Down. Be sure to check out not only the hosts’ posts, but those of the other great bloggers joining in on the fun!


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